Kumaraswamy denied anticipatory bail in mining case

Vastavam web: HD Kumara Swamy, son of former prime minister HD Devegowda likely to be arrested at any movement as the local court squashes his anticipatory bail petition in a mining case. He was involved in multi crore mining scam and facing the charges that he has tampered some documents and taken decisions in favor of a mining firm.

Lokayukta Court judge Gopal rejected the prayer of Kumaraswamy, who has been summoned by the Lokayukta’s special investigation team in connection with the case. Kumaraswamy, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka is accused of putting immense pressure on the then Commissioner of Mines, Gangaram Baderiya, to clear a file in favour of Janthakal mining firm in 2007, when he was the chief minister.
Baderiya, now the principal secretary (revenue), was arrested by the SIT on May 15 for allegedly allowing the firm to illegally lift one million tonnes of mined ore in Chitradurga based on forged documents. The SIT has summoned Kumaraswamy, following the arrest of Baderiya.